Intel i5 2500k safe temp?

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  1. Poebat

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    My Intel i5 2500k got up to 196F temp when exporting a video. One of the cores got to over 200F. Luckily the video finished before it got any hotter. Should I be concerned? fail.jpg

    It idles at 120F.
     
  2. vladmir poopin

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    no i would say its hot but i think its ok check the air vents and stuff and clear them out
     
  3. Stormdrain

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    93c is nothing to scoff at, its probably thermal throttling and decreasing performance at those temps
     
  4. randomshortguy

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    93C is the verge of unsafe. Anything around that temp for prolonged periods of time will decrease the lifespan of the CPU. Also, don't cool the chip down to quick. The rapid hot-cold transition can be more detrimental to the chip's pathways compared to just high temps.

    I would suggest reducing voltage a bit, and/or upgrading the cooler.
     
  5. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Intel rates its chips for an *ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM* of 98 celcius, the literal expectation when exceeding that temperature is that some of the transistors will melt and cause a catastrophic failure, this is also core temperature not case temperature (or package temperature in some hardware monitor type applications), measured core temperatures are usually a few degrees below actual temperature too, that 98C figure is actual temp, so really a measured 90C is pushing the absolute limit. Or about 195F for the point you should expect your computer to suffer catastrophic failure and die.

    They also recommend not exceeding 80c, while it shouldnt immediately fail, they do not allow warranty claims on chips that have exceeded this, they consider this running a harsh environment and do not rate the chips to run this high. 176F.

    120F is 48 celcius. And its doing that at idle? You have major cooling issues going on to idle at 50 celcius. You should already be concerned.



    For reference. On a Hyper 212 Evo cooler I run 45c *FULL LOAD*. This is on an AMD Athlon II X3 460, a 95W TDP part, conveniently, the i5-2500k is a 95W TDP, in terms of heat production under full load they should be identical.


    Check all of your fans are functioning immediately. Clean heat sinks and filters. Change thermal paste. Even on the stock cooler (read: crap, intel cant make a cooler that works) you should not be approaching anywhere near those temperatures.
     
  6. SuperNoob05

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    Yes, you should worry if your CPU is running so hot, that it could theoratically cook water.
    I'd reccomend you get a better cooler, in this case preferably a liquid cooler.
    I know that they're not quite as reliable as air coolers, but they will keep your CPU way cooler, wich is quite importent in this case.
     
  7. SixSixSevenSeven

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    The temps he's experiencing arent even normal for intels stock cooler which is absolute crap. I'm running a chip with the same TDP on air and yet full load have a lower temp than his idle. He has something wrong.
     
  8. Poebat

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    Yes. I thought this was pretty bad. My chip normally gets to 175 F at 100% load for long periods of time. Dunno what caused it to skyrocket. I am going to look at my cooling system and reconfigure some fans. Thanks for the advice ;)

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    Actually, what worries me most is the fact that it does no throttle. I was really hoping it would as I watched the temp increase. I couldn't just pause the rendering otherwise I would have to start over. I am going to checkout my cooling configuration. Usually when my CPU is at full load it gets to 175 F max. Not sure what caused it to skyrocket :/
     
  9. Sirius2003

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    Not to be all unknowledgeable and stuff, but how do you measure your CPU temp (is there a way to check inside of windows, or do i have to download a program).
     
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  10. BlueScreen

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    What is your case airflow like? With the stock cooler, my 4690K would idle at 40C and exceed 80C under heavy load. This was in a crappy case with a single 120mm intake fan and single 120mm exhaust fan, and an open air GPU (R9 270).

    CM Hyper 212 Evo, idle temps are below 30C and load temps never exceed 65C in the same case and also with an open air GPU (GTX 970). I'm expecting much better temps when I get a new case (either a Corsair 450D or NZXT H630) which I will be getting soon.

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    There's no monitor built into Windows. I use MSI Afterburner, has both GPU and CPU temp.
     
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    There's no monitor built into Windows. I use MSI Afterburner, has both GPU and CPU temp.[/QUOTE]
    Cool I just downloaded it, um it looks like my cpu is healthy? Not to sure what an i5 4440 is supposed to be running at though.
     

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    Cool I just downloaded it, um it looks like my cpu is healthy? Not to sure what an i5 4440 is supposed to be running at though.[/QUOTE]

    I have an i5 4460 (basically exectly the same) and it idles at about 30°C.
    You should be fine with 40°C at idle though.
     
  13. aljowen

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    I am overclocked to 4.3ghz with the motherboards automatic overclock.
    At Idle i tend to run around 36c, full load under blender cycles cpu render on all 4 cores i get to around 65c.

    I use an Akasa venom CPU cooler, its very similar to the hyper 212.
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    I have an i5 4460 (basically exectly the same) and it idles at about 30°C.
    You should be fine with 40°C at idle though.[/QUOTE]

    Ok I dont have any gaming cpu cooler either, I just got an acer from best buy, then put a 750 ti in it with a new psu. So what ever kind of cpu fan came with it is what im useing.

    My quotes never work:(
     
  15. SuperNoob05

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    Basically the exact same thing for me, just that the pc is from a different company.
     
  16. mike22

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    Am I the only one who thinks these type of coolers look comical? They're gigantic. I understand they work well but damn.
     
  17. aljowen

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    They are a bit insane but they perform well. It is a bit worrying how much weight they put on the motherboard though since they are not light and stick out a lot so they must put a lot of torque on the board.

    But they can also look pretty cool through the side of the case (Sorry for blurry pic, lighting is not ideal)
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  18. SixSixSevenSeven

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    They work really well
    45c full load on a 95W chip in a somewhat airflow restricted case. Thatll do nicely.
     
  19. mike22

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    I try to keep my PC small. I have a Q-Pack case, so I'd have to use a low profile cooler if I ever got one.. something like this, but I don't think my CPU deserves it, LOL, so maybe I'll get one when I upgrade.

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    I hate that my CPU is 125 watt.
     
  20. BlueScreen

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    It gets even better, there are some truly enormous dual tower coolers. The Noctua NH-D15 is one of them:
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    Also supports a triple fan config:
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    It does work REALLY well though. Similar cooling performance to 240mm AIO loops such as the Corsair H100i.

    I have a CM 212 Evo myself, great cooler and very cheap. Fan's a bit on the loud side but can be easily replaced by a quieter one.
     
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